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Christchurch to Queenstown flight information

Avg. flight duration 1h 05m
Flights arrive in Queenstown
Flights depart from Christchurch
Flight price $155
Distance 347 km
Airlines Air New Zealand

Good to know

Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
November
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average price:
$294
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$195
or less return trip within
3 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown

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The cheapest flight from Christchurch to Queenstown was found, on average, 69 days before departure.
Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is May.
Morning departure is around 15% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Christchurch to Queenstown Flights

How long does a flight from Christchurch to Queenstown take?
The average direct flight takes 1h 00m, covering a distance of 346 km.
How many flights are there between Christchurch and Queenstown?
There are 154 (direct) flights between Christchurch and Queenstown per week, averaging 20 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Christchurch to Queenstown?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Air New Zealand ($155)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Christchurch and Queenstown?
Air New Zealand (9 times daily), Etihad Airways (8 times daily), Singapore Airlines (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Christchurch to Queenstown?
For Christchurch to Queenstown, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Queenstown back to Christchurch, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Christchurch to Queenstown?
When flying out of Christchurch you will be using Christchurch, often referred to as Christchurch Airport. You will be landing at Queenstown Intl, also known as Queenstown Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Christchurch to Queenstown (return)

Airports
Origin
Christchurch
$155
only
$155
Destination
Queenstown
$155
only
$155
Sat, 4 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Sat, 11 Apr
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 00m
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Business class lay-flat seats and a private cubby.

Cons: Boarding required a bus ride to a distant terminal rather than direct boarding from the terminal.

AKL
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Their plane

Cons: Food

AKL
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good quick flight

Cons: N/A

AKL
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Easy flight.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Asked for an isle seat; was stuck in the middle. Way to long of a flight for that

Thu, 6 Feb
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Sun, 9 Feb
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Had to cancel trip because a passenger was hit by a car one week before the trip. Refused a refund by the airline.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Movies, texting other seats, requesting food and water from my screen

LAX
AKL
Good 7.0

Pros: Can’t remember

Cons: Food selection specially for vegetarian

SFO
EUG
Good 6.0

Cons: It was the shortest flight of my itinerary. My last flight home. We sat on the plane for nearly 45 minutes before take off and it was late getting home. Totally ridiculous. Every flight in and out of Eugene is ridiculous like that

AKL
IAH
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew was excellent; responsive, cheery. The safety video was unique enough to have passengers pay attention (seldom seen onother airlines). We were impressed and will fly "Air All Blacks" again soon.

Cons: Online checkin presented problems, as did the kiosk checkin. Breakfast could have been served a little earlier -- I realize they wanted to give passengers sleep time and turbulence may have delayed service somewhat, too. Otherwise good.

Wed, 19 Feb
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Fri, 28 Feb
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 00m
Trip: 10 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew were fantastic

Cons: Entertainment choices

HNL
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew was great but the seats were not.

Cons: Roomier seats and meals should be served a little bit closer in between

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew was awesome! Kind and funny!

Cons: The weather, but pilots did great despite it.

IAH
AKL
Okay 5.0

Cons: Preferred seats in economy class are very uncomfortable if your row is full. Long, miserable flight.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The space!

Cons: Food

Wed, 20 Nov
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Wed, 27 Nov
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
LAX
Okay 4.3

Pros: Entertainment options. Communications from captain. Dimming of cabin lights.

Cons: Delays on both ends, including a substantial delay waiting for an open gate. Food was poor. Flight attendants were occasionally impolite.

SFO
EUG
Good 6.0

Cons: It was the shortest flight of my itinerary. My last flight home. We sat on the plane for nearly 45 minutes before take off and it was late getting home. Totally ridiculous. Every flight in and out of Eugene is ridiculous like that

BNE
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was okay. Nothing special but not bad.

Cons: The WiFi didn’t work! Don’t advertise it if it is not working. Even setting it up is far too much work/confusing.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Had to cancel trip because a passenger was hit by a car one week before the trip. Refused a refund by the airline.

TRG
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super easy

Tue, 10 Dec
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Sat, 14 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Trip: 5 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
LAX
Okay 4.3

Pros: Entertainment options. Communications from captain. Dimming of cabin lights.

Cons: Delays on both ends, including a substantial delay waiting for an open gate. Food was poor. Flight attendants were occasionally impolite.

AKL
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good quick flight

Cons: N/A

BNE
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew was wonderful, very hospitable and friendly.

Cons: The seating in economy class is abysmal. The seats are extremely small and the rows are to close together. There is no leg room. The seat cushioning is almost nonexistent. It's like sitting and leaning back on a board. On this last trip I had a window seat. I'm 5'4" and 115 lbs.

AKL
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Easy flight.

APW
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were always friendly and just looks happy to do their job. Seat were comfortable enough for what I paid for

Cons: Breakfast

Sat, 25 Jan
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Fri, 7 Feb
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Trip: 14 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
IAH
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Food was delicious and warm. Water was provided throughout the flight. Entertainment was excellent.

Cons: There were large black box type items underneath certain seats which impacted personal item stowage and leg room.

AKL
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew were fantastic

Cons: Entertainment choices

LAX
AKL
Good 7.0

Pros: Can’t remember

Cons: Food selection specially for vegetarian

LHR
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Air NZ sent my mom away when she arrived to board the plane because she could not hear well. This resulted in a 68 year old women spending the night at Heathrow. No apologies, no upgrades, nothing. Air New Zealand is a heartless discount airline. Terrible experience. Avoid.

Cons: Air NZ sent my mom away when she arrived to board the plane because she could not hear well. This resulted in a 68 year old women spending the night at Heathrow. No apologies, no upgrades, nothing. Air New Zealand is a heartless discount airline. Terrible experience. Avoid.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Asked for an isle seat; was stuck in the middle. Way to long of a flight for that

Fri, 10 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Sat, 18 Apr
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 05m
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Their plane

Cons: Food

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Asked for an isle seat; was stuck in the middle. Way to long of a flight for that

APW
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were always friendly and just looks happy to do their job. Seat were comfortable enough for what I paid for

Cons: Breakfast

AKL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Food in business class and more choice of movies

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew were great!

Mon, 30 Mar
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Fri, 3 Apr
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 05m
Trip: 5 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good quick flight

Cons: N/A

SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Staff friendly and helpful

Cons: My seat 57E could not be adjusted but half way through the flight was given another seat and managed to get some sleep. In our experience Air New Zealand is tops.

AKL
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew was great. The seats were good but not as spacious as some other business class airline seats.

Cons: The TV screen interferes with the tray table and could knock off food from the table.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was amazing, very attentive.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Movies, texting other seats, requesting food and water from my screen

Sun, 27 Oct
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Tue, 19 Nov
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Trip: 24 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
IAH
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Nothing

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The food in Premium Economy was good and there are plenty of movies to choose from. The staff were lovely.

Cons: I had paid for Premium Economy and was seated in Row 30. The passengers were boarded up to row 28, then from to back of the plane forward then I was boarded with the last remaining passengers. That was not what I feel should have happened. I did not like the footrest on the seats.

AKL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Kind staff, long flight but the attendant were super kind

AKL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Free WiFi - was great and fast

AKL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: The airline and staff appear to be friendly and efficient

Cons: Seating in economy is tight. You really cannot move without annoying the passengers on either side. This also makes eating difficult.

Thu, 19 Mar
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Sun, 22 Mar
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was amazing, very attentive.

AKL
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: crew were fantastic. stewardess called Stacy was wonderful; had to time to chat and sort out my diet problem (gluten free) in time for the return flight. i've flow on a variety of airlines over the years and, frankly, ANZ is by far the best for friendliness, efficiency and understanding. Big Thanks

Cons: Nothing

IAH
AKL
Okay 5.0

Cons: Preferred seats in economy class are very uncomfortable if your row is full. Long, miserable flight.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The space!

Cons: Food

AKL
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane was very comfortable. With decent leg room and nice seats. The in flight entertainment was excellent. As was the crews efficient and professional service. Top star

Thu, 26 Mar
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Sun, 29 Mar
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 05m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
BNE
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was okay. Nothing special but not bad.

Cons: The WiFi didn’t work! Don’t advertise it if it is not working. Even setting it up is far too much work/confusing.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Entertainment and service was outstanding.

Cons: I could have used more leg room.

LHR
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Air NZ sent my mom away when she arrived to board the plane because she could not hear well. This resulted in a 68 year old women spending the night at Heathrow. No apologies, no upgrades, nothing. Air New Zealand is a heartless discount airline. Terrible experience. Avoid.

Cons: Air NZ sent my mom away when she arrived to board the plane because she could not hear well. This resulted in a 68 year old women spending the night at Heathrow. No apologies, no upgrades, nothing. Air New Zealand is a heartless discount airline. Terrible experience. Avoid.

RAR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane was great!

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: More food would have been better

Tue, 26 Nov
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Thu, 28 Nov
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
22h 45m
Trip: 3 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LHR
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew was polite, efficient and prompt

Cons: The food quality needs improvement!

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew was awesome! Kind and funny!

Cons: The weather, but pilots did great despite it.

WLG
BNE
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew were very helpful

Cons: First time travelling with the airline and wasn't aware of having to book things like food and entertainment. These things come standard with all other airlines I have flow with so was very surprised when finding out about it mid flight. Can't say I was very pleased but must say crew were very good

AKL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Food in business class and more choice of movies

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Asked for an isle seat; was stuck in the middle. Way to long of a flight for that

Wed, 23 Oct
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Sun, 27 Oct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Trip: 5 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: crew were fantastic. stewardess called Stacy was wonderful; had to time to chat and sort out my diet problem (gluten free) in time for the return flight. i've flow on a variety of airlines over the years and, frankly, ANZ is by far the best for friendliness, efficiency and understanding. Big Thanks

Cons: Nothing

LAX
AKL
Good 7.0

Pros: Can’t remember

Cons: Food selection specially for vegetarian

BNE
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew was wonderful, very hospitable and friendly.

Cons: The seating in economy class is abysmal. The seats are extremely small and the rows are to close together. There is no leg room. The seat cushioning is almost nonexistent. It's like sitting and leaning back on a board. On this last trip I had a window seat. I'm 5'4" and 115 lbs.

CHC
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly and helpful staff

Cons: No WiFi or outlets on aircraft

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Had to cancel trip because a passenger was hit by a car one week before the trip. Refused a refund by the airline.

Thu, 24 Oct
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Sun, 27 Oct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Had to cancel trip because a passenger was hit by a car one week before the trip. Refused a refund by the airline.

NSN
AKL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The seats are comfortable. I was fortunate to have a gap in the middle seat. On my flight there was a delay due to a person needing to disembark before the flight took off. The flight dealt with the person inconsiderately and explained to everyone the reason for the delay.

Cons: Nothing. The flight was efficiently run and seats comfortable.

WLG
BNE
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew were very helpful

Cons: First time travelling with the airline and wasn't aware of having to book things like food and entertainment. These things come standard with all other airlines I have flow with so was very surprised when finding out about it mid flight. Can't say I was very pleased but must say crew were very good

HNL
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew was great but the seats were not.

Cons: Roomier seats and meals should be served a little bit closer in between

LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Food was delicious. They served dinner and breakfast. The flight was not crowded. I was able to sleep by stretching across 3 economy seats in my row.

Cons: It would be better if the armrests went up.

Fri, 1 Nov
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 00m
Sun, 3 Nov
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 00m
Trip: 3 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew were fantastic

Cons: Entertainment choices

RAR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane was great!

AKL
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Easy flight.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Free WiFi - was great and fast

WRE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very prompt and efficient

Fri, 25 Oct
CHC
Christchurch
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
1h 10m
Mon, 28 Oct
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
CHC
Christchurch
1h 10m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew was great. The seats were good but not as spacious as some other business class airline seats.

Cons: The TV screen interferes with the tray table and could knock off food from the table.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was amazing, very attentive.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: The boarding was inconvenient. LAX has just been updated. Gerri g a bus out to the tarmac is something I expect in Africa. Can Air NZ move to a different terminal?

LHR
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew was polite, efficient and prompt

Cons: The food quality needs improvement!

YVR
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: More leg room

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